The Jeff Ward Show

INDIANAPOLIS – Calling an Indiana law that would allow business owners to refuse service to individuals based on their sexual orientation "more important than a basketball tournament," NCAA president Mark Emmert said on Thursday that he would recommend that the Indianapolis-...
AUSTIN, Texas -- The leader of a Virginia Commonwealth University program that advanced to the 2011 Final Four and posted at least 26 wins in each of his six seasons at the school, Shaka Smart has been named the 24th head basketball coach at The University of Texas, Men's...
Less than a year ago, a text message from Johnny Manziel (and perhaps some advice from a homeless man) convinced the Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam to trade up to No. Except that, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot, McCown could be the bridge quarterback to...
Shaka Smart is close to becoming a Texas Longhorn. A high-level Texas source told the American-Statesman that athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to fly Richmond, Va., on Thursday to pick up Smart and bring him back to the Austin campus for a tour. The source said...
A Texas state trooper was reprimanded and ordered to undergo counseling for posing with rapper Snoop Dogg in a picture taken during the South by Southwest music festival. The disciplinary action against Billy Spears, a trooper with the Department of Public Safety, was issued...
Well, at least you’re not driving in Istanbul. A study by navigation technology company Tom Tom (y’know, the GPS people) ranks cities around the globe in order of traffic congestion severity, and though Austin is used to making lists about gridlock, we can take comfort in the...
The main drag that runs through Walkerton, Ind. (population 2,144) isn't much to look at — a few empty storefronts, an antique shop, and a cafe — but it's now ground zero for a debate that has gripped much of the nation. Memories Pizza, a restaurant owned by the O'Connor family...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash from businesses and gay-rights groups, saying it was not intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. The...
The national backlash against Indiana’s recently enacted religious objections law hasn’t dimmed support from Texas legislators who have introduced similar measures to protect religious practice from government interference. Opponents say two proposed amendments to the Texas...